Since I've been lurking here and posting here a bit thought I'd better introduce myself (especially given some of the conversations late at night )
Mum of two, formerly worked for the government.
Been madly renovating our 1960s home in Brisbane since we bought it in 1995. Every weekend, weeknight etc. Now that we are "finished" and found ourselves with 2 small children under 6 and a puppy we are going to become even more totally insane by redoing most of it and adding a large extension and building in underneath. We NEED a new kitchen/dining/bathroom and just going a little overboard to achieve it. Expect to see me here a lot this next year! I blame it on my genes. My father was a carpenter for 30 years.
I find excuses to go to IKEA They removed the pine forest near my childhood home to build it so I had no pine cones to colour for Christmas after that. In revenge I went in and bought their entire store!! Well almost.